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Posted by turboparker | Nov 19, 2011 @ 03:21 PM | 10,598 Views
Picked up a Losi Mini 8ight the other day. Here are a few videos:

First drive (stock pack):

Losi Mini 8ight test-drive - stock pack (3 min 51 sec)

First drive with a two-year-old Outrage NRG 35c 3s pack from my BSR. Picked up the wrong pack. This one hadn't been charged since early spring:

Losi Mini 8ight on a 3s LiPo (5 min 6 sec)
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Posted by turboparker | Nov 14, 2011 @ 02:08 PM | 8,660 Views
I was looking to add some variety to my indoor RC options when the wx isn't fit for flying. So, I decided to pick up a Micro SCT.

After verifying that everything worked correctly, I changed the battery connector over to the UMX Beast/Sbach/Stryker 180/Gee Bee connector, so I can use my existing homebrew Hyp 240 mAh 2s packs.

I really enjoy driving it around the living room. The hardwood floors make it challenging, despite the full-time 4WD - however drifting through the turns is a blast! The surprising thing to me is how well the suspension w/adjustable oil-filled shocks works on less-than-ideal surfaces outdoors - such as rough asphalt. The suspension really soaks up the bumps. It's easy to hold a line with the stock tx even @ WOT with a 2s Hyp pack.

I plan to do the Spektrum 2.4 GHz/brushless conversion when it becomes available.

I decided to try some on-board video, using my trusty #3 keychain cam. The video is much smoother than I thought it would be at this scale, considering how bad it was on my Micro-T. Watch for the flip @ 4:20.

Losi Micro SCT - on-board video (7 min 20 sec)

Here's a hatcam clip. Watch what happens at 2:10. Sure is a fun little truck, however I am definitely going brushless when the Spektrum 2.4 GHz conversion kit comes out.

Losi 1/24th-scale Micro SCT - having fun on asphalt (6 min 36 sec)
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